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Madonna: Truth or Dare

“Captivating!” – Variety

Strike a pose and get ready for a night of Madonna madness as we turn up the sound for the revealing 1991 documentary Madonna: Truth or Dare. Don’t miss special guest Matthew ‘Snoopy’ Cuff who will perform a voguing set on stage and Vag Halen’s DJ Vee Stun who will get the party started! Drink specials include $5 Steam Whistle Tall Boys.


Co-presented by NXNE.

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

Emerging Canadian Filmmaker Award, Hot Docs 2014

"Deeply thought-provoking.” – Dork Shelf

If our culture is so food obsessed, why do we toss away nearly 50 per cent of it? Two filmmakers quit grocery shopping, surviving on discarded food as they explore consumable waste from farm to fridge.

TUE, NOV, 18, 6:30 PM.

The Secret Trial 5

Top Ten Audience Favourite, Hot Docs 2014

“Powerful!” – The Toronto Star

The Secret Trial 5 exposes the shocking stories of five Muslim men who’ve been imprisoned for nearly 30 years combined without charge and based on secret evidence through the Canadian government’s controversial use of security certificates.

Filmmakers and special guests will participate in Q&As following all screenings.

NOV 7–13, select dates and times.

Point and Shoot

Official Selection, Hot Docs 2014
Winner—Best Documentary Feature, Tribeca Film Festival 2014

Gripping…suspenseful.” – The Hollywood Reporter

With a gun in one hand and a video camera in the other, American Matthew VanDyke set out on a motorcycle adventure across the Middle East and North Africa seeking political revolution and a personal transformation.

Director Marshall Curry will participate in Skype Q&As on Friday, November 21 and 22.

FRI, NOV 21 - 26, select dates.

The Last Impresario

“Glitzy, gossipy!” – The Hollywood Reporter

Featuring: Michael White, Gracie Otto, Naomi Watts, John Cleese, Kate Moss, John Waters, Yoko Ono and more

A vibrant tribute to larger-than-life producer Michael White, whose 50-year career irrevocably shaped London’s cultural scene through such iconic films as The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Monty Python’s The Holy Grail.

FRI, NOV 28 - DEC 4, select times.

Keep On Keepin' On

Top Ten Audience Favourite— Hot Docs 2014
Winner—Best New Documentary Director, Tribeca Film Festival 2014

“Keeps the smiles coming.” – The Globe and Mail

Jazz legend Clark Terry and blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin confront the toughest challenges of their lives in this moving story about the power of music and the bonds of friendship.
Includes post-screening Q&A with Céline Peterson, goddaughter of Clark Terry, on Friday, November 14, at 8:45 p.m.

Hermitage Revealed

“The art shines.” – The Guardian

Hermitage Revealed takes audiences on a thrilling visual journey through the museum’s remarkable 250-year history from sumptuous imperial palace to world renowned cultural institution, offering unprecedented access to its precious art treasures.

FRI, NOV 21 - 27, select dates and times.

Getting to the Nutcracker

Get into the holiday spirit with this behind-the-scenes look at the time, sacrifice and dedication of the thousands of dancers who perform the beloved ballet each Chirstmas season.

Film subject Javier Wong will participate in a Q&A on Friday, November 28, at 6:30 p.m. Director Serene Meshel-Dillman will participate in Skype Q&As on Saturday, November 29, at 3:30 p.m., and Sunday, November 30, at 6:30 p.m.

NOV 28 - DEC 2, select dates and times.

Emptying the Skies

“Enlightening!” – Dork Shelf

Based on Jonathan Franzen’s powerful New Yorker essay, Emptying the Skies follows the battle between black market poachers and those fighting to save populations of marvellous migratory songbirds from extinction in Southern Europe.

Co-presented by Planet in Focus.

FRI, NOV 14 - 19, select times.

Worldwide screening of TORNERANNO I PRATI by Ermanno Olmi

On the occasion of the First World War Centenary, the Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri – Struttura di Missione per gli anniversari di interesse nazionale, Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo, Cinemaundici, Ipotesi Cinema, Rai Cinema, in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Toronto and the Columbus Centre, present the screening of “TORNERANNO I PRATI” a movie by Ermanno Olmi.  


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